uly typically kicks off the summer vacation season, so we've rounded up some of the best places to travel this year. Healthful outdoor air and sea breezes beckon in Southern California's Orange County and on the East Coast in Baltimore and Cape Cod. The vast lakes and mountains of the Ozarks are also perfect places for communing with nature.
Summertime is often considered peak wedding season, and for good reason. With warm weather, blooming flowers and plenty of theme inspiration, it's a great time to say "I do." Summer weddings are notorious for including bright colors, airy fabrics and fresh, farm-to-table inspired food. Whether you're envisioning a rustic country wedding or a casual gathering in your backyard, we're here to help you bring your dream day to life.
For many of us, personal grooming has taken a holiday during the pandemic. It’s a relic of Before Times, like kitten heels and actual pants. But the real world — and for many of us, the workplace — is calling. So, it’s time to soothe those rough edges, figuratively and literally, and start looking presentable again. Since you probably spent no money on salon visits last year, why not spring for a spa treatment? New England spas have missed you dearly, and they’re not daunted by your raggedy cuticles and raging “maskne” (acne caused by mask-wearing.)
These resorts welcome dogs (and sometimes other pets!) with special amenities, dog friendly menus, and space to play, making traveling with your furry family members a breeze. If you’re looking to get away with the entire family later this year, sometimes that includes your nonhuman household members. For an enjoyable and stress-free getaway, head to one of these resorts around the country that not only allows dogs, but treats them to a luxurious vacation, too. These properties all boast top-notch amenities, proximity to the beach, and endless fun for your pooch.
Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season on Cape Cod, which floods with visitors from then through Labor Day. To anyone planning a trip, we have only one question: after a year stuck inside, why not spend every meal taking in all of the Cape’s natural beauty? To help, we rounded up the best of the best outdoor patios along the entire peninsula.
The travel industry has taken note, adding ‘pod concierges’ and arranging private excursions
A successful family get-together starts with picking the right place to host your clan. But finding family reunion resorts that cater to the needs of children, tweens, teens, parents, grandparents, child-free couples, and everyone in between is no cakewalk. The activities on offer must be diverse enough to appeal to a variety of interests, personalities, and physical capabilities, while the accommodations have to suit just about every travel style.
With National Doughnut Day (June 4) around the corner, American travelers may find themselves on the hunt for a sweet pastry while on the road. Fear not. Many hotels are paying homage to the tasty treat in honor of the annual holiday or simply feature it prominently on their menus.
Privacy has long been valued by vacationers, and today it's even more sought after by travelers anxious to visit new places or enjoy a staycation in their own locale. While hotels and resorts these days are taking added measures to ensure their guests' health and safety, many visitors want the additional comfort of their own villa, cottage, or other separate accommodation.
Nothing feels more enticing right now than a good old-fashioned beach holiday, be it a nature-centric family jaunt or a tropical, adults-only getaway. For travelers craving a little nostalgia, New England’s coastal harbor towns fit the bill. In lost-in-time resort escapes like Kennebunkport and Cape Cod, village ice cream stands draw a crowd, visitors pop in and out of family-run restaurants and sundry shops, and the biggest scene of the day is the fishermen hauling in their catch around lunchtime.
Let’s be real: After the year that was 2020, a lot of us feel like we need to get away from it all. Doing so safely, however, is still of utmost importance. The beach is a great option because the outdoors offers more social distancing opportunities than being inside. If you’re looking for safe sand and surf, these family beach vacations for 2021 are affordable options, many of which have discounts and deals included to get you the most bang for your buck.
Whether it’s the dog days of summer or the bone-chilling winter, sometimes you just need to get the hell out of Boston for a bit. Sure, taking one of the best day trips out of the city might be good for a temporary fix, but there are times when a single day away will be no match for your wanderlust.
From New England to the Pacific Northwest, plan your summer with these design-forward beach escapes. Jumping the waves. Lobster roll picnics at the beach. Sunset boating. For many, nothing says summer like being on the water. As life pivots to something resembling normalcy, it’s time to tap into old-fashioned on-the-shore fun at some of America’s top coastal retreats.
There are a million reasons why we return, of course, but in 2021, these are the 23 that are making us pack up the car right now and head south. See you over the bridge. Maybe you’ve had a beach cottage in your family for generations. Maybe you’ve been renting the same place for the same two weeks since your kids were in preschool. Maybe you just book little getaways here and there to watch the sun sink into Cape Cod Bay.
There's still time to summer on the Cape — these are the top hotels in Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard
Long a favorite summer retreat for the New England set, Cape Cod attracts millions of visitors to its golden beaches, historic villages, and rolling dunes dotted with gray-shingled cottages.
Rolling hills, picturesque small towns, historic places, acclaimed museums, and private beaches: This is Massachusetts away from its urban centers like Boston. In the Bay State, summer serves up ideal weekend getaway weather, and, as of the end of May the state will be almost fully open. Whether you want the Berkshires or the beach for your upcoming summer holidays, here are the best weekend getaways in Massachusetts.
We’ve fantasized about trips a lot over the past year. Some savvy travelers managed to squeeze in a safe, socially-distanced road trip or two, but for many this summer will be the first time they begin to explore beyond a five-mile radius from their home.
There’s nothing better than going on a romantic weekend getaway with your partner. Perhaps you want to whisk your loved one away to celebrate a special occasion or you feel like you both need a break from the stresses of everyday life. Or, maybe you simply want to reconnect and reenergize together.